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New Snowplow Feature Provides Cutting-Edge Safety During Dangerous Winter Weather

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by Michael J. Donovan, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    New Snowplow Feature Provides Cutting-Edge Safety During Dangerous Winter Weather

    Auto collisions with snowplows account for large insurance payouts and are costly to states, cities and towns. More importantly, injuries, property damage and even fatalities may occur.

    When vehicles attempt to pass a snowplow, a common accident caused by catching the outer edge of the blade, may result. Or, the car is forced to veer off the road at the last minute, often ending up in an injurious or fatal crash.

    "The Edge-O-Lite is made to increase the efficiency and safety of snowplow clearance operations," Antoinette Donofrio, company spokesperson, said. "Lives and money can be saved."

    State, government and transportation safety agencies are continually searching for ways to make roads safer. Many have invested in comprehensive safety research programs, analysis projects, and collision avoidance studies to discover and implement new ways to make roads and people safer.

    The Edge-O-Lite is designed to increase the visibility of oncoming drivers and to decrease collisions. Highly visible reflectors illuminate the outer edge of the snowplow blades to allow for safe passage in hazardous winter driving conditions and to reduce deadly crashes.

    The reflectors allow drivers to evaluate, in a timely manner, how far away they are or need to be for proper blade clearance.

    When installed on the edge of a snowplow's blade, the innovatively-designed Edge-O-Lite(TM) attracts the oncoming car's headlights and reflects the light back to the driver, clearly
    lighting the blade's edge.

    The product is highly visible and durable. It is designed to withstand harsh winter weather, is salt resistant, and easily installed.

    "It's a low-cost solution for a serious problem," Donofrio said. "It also could reduce the stress of the snowplow driver by providing a higher level of safety."

    For more information on the Edge-O-Lite(TM), or to order online, visit: www.EdgeOLite.com, or call 888-857-2337; 888-85-SAFER.
     
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Great... a tool against the idiots on the road that costs US and not them. Train the idiots with this new device, and a new idiot mutates while we're still out the cost of said tool. I like the concept, but instead of a charge to the snowplowing professional, how about an incentive (ie: payup) for lawsuit reductions? The courts aren't out for MY assets; Fisher has bigger pockets than any of us. We endorse a product that prevents them loss, and they share a portion of financial savings.
     
  3. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Um, wouldn't reflective tape work just as well?

    Anyway, on some one-way plows around here, they put a light on the leading edge.
     
  4. NorthPole

    NorthPole Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Tried 3m tape did not work,like the video. I bought a set, Good product!